Happy Birthday Day to ME!

Yesterday was my birthday. I am not 35. I will just leave it at that. Since it was my birthday, I gave myself permission to abandon my Photoshop project (not much headway had been made anyway, yikes is that a difficult program to teach yourself!), and instead took the child and got our nails did.  We ended up having a great day, we did a mommy and Maggie afternoon full of Thai food, fro yo, manis & pedis and a quick stop at the make-up store.

The child dressed herself for the occasion; t-shirt, jean skirt and her trusty leprechaun-stomping shoes. I cannot wait until she grows out of them.

This face is still adorable even with the crusty, poison ivy around her eye.

Last night we celebrated by eating home-made carrot cake cupcakes made by my incredibly talented sister and watching this hilarious video more times than I care to admit (I actually had to take a break after the 5th time of narrating, the child figured out how to hit “REPLAY” on YouTube. Sorry Farmhouse 38, I cut her off after the 15th replay.) You can check out the whole post here: http://farmhouse38.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/tiny-warrior/

I wish I could tell you I had a post about how the renovation is going or that my chair reupholster tutorial is done, but neither is true. The hubby and I are getting ready to head out the door for a birthday road-trip. We are so excited!!! A few months ago, I got tickets to Mumford & Sons Gentleman of the Road Stopover tour in Bristol, VA/TN. I cannot wait for a weekend full of music, beer and mommy/daddy time. One thing I am not looking forward to is the hotel/motel we are staying in (no it is not a Holiday Inn, yes that song plays in my head anytime I use the word hotel or motel). It costs 52/night. I am taking my own sheets.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I am crossing my fingers that this music bound road-trip ends better than the infamous 2010 FarmAid Milwaukee trip. About half way through the 14 hour drive out to Milwaukee we hit a milestone with our Honda Civic, 250,000 miles. This took place right outside of South Bend and was a big deal. The hubby pulled the car over, we had a little celebration, took some pictures, and the continued on our way.

A milestone for our little black car, 250,000 miles

We had a great weekend, and then on the way home, in the pouring down rain on I80, mommy got the first buck in the family.

RIP little black car, we still miss you

I cried for the deer and the car. The hubby cried for the car. The truck driver behind us made sure we were okay and then asked if he could have the deer.

I will share with you on Monday how our weekend goes. We enjoy road-trips together, surprisingly we get along rather well when trapped in a car. What are you doing this weekend? Any road-trips or concerts planned?